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Current Exhibitions

Lars Tunbjörk - A view from the side
Fotografiska (SWEDEN)
From 2018-09-13 to 2018-12-02


Gérard Rondeau - Rien que la terre, de la Marne au monde
Archives départementales de la Marne (FRANCE)
From 2018-09-15 to 2018-11-30


Pierre-Elie de Pibrac - Desmemoria, ou les oubliés du rêve révolutionnaire
Galerie de l’Escale (FRANCE)
From 2018-10-05 to 2018-11-24


Claudine Doury - A Siberian Odyssey
Académie des Beaux-Arts (FRANCE)
From 2018-10-27 to 2018-11-25


JR - Momentum, la mécanique de l\'épreuve
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-07 to 2019-02-10


Agence VU - Morceaux choisis
Galerie VU (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-08 to 2018-12-08


Next exhibitions

Frédéric Lecloux - Népal, Épiphanies du quotidien
Festival Présence(s) Photographie (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-16 to 2018-12-02

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
Le Parvis (Espace Culturel) (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-17 to 2019-01-19

Sacred Things: Elalmadinah …To The City

Liz Hingley

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
CV1 5QP Coventry (UNITED KINGDOM)


From 2017-12-01 to 2018-02-11


• Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley has collaborated with Syrian individuals who have recently been welcomed into Coventry on a unique UN programme. Hingley employs crafts of the past from both Syria and Coventry to shed light on the future of the fastest growing city in the UK.

Referencing the historic practice of presenting honoured visitors with symbolic keys to the city gates, here the sim card given to refugees on landing in the UK appears as the contemporary key to the city. The mobile phone sim card offers a direct link to scattered loved ones and an archive of photographic memories. As an object and tool it offers an immediate sense of security, identity and home in a new city.

Presented within an immersive installation, keys from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum's collections represent the city's eclectic history alongside illuminated images of silver sim cards portraying messages from Syrian individuals to their new city.

Interlacing archival collections of this medieval city and fundamental symbols of contemporary digital life, this work explores how stories and skills from Syria translate and transform in the new contexts.

This project was commissioned by GRAIN Projects and is generously supported by Arts Council England, Rubery Owen Trust, Coventry University and Herbert Art Gallery. Enormous thanks is also owed to Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and the participants in the project.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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